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Job Title: Instructional Designer

Organization: California State University, Stanislaus

Job no: 510089
Department: Academic Affairs
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Position Summary
Classified as: Information Technology Consultant (Foundation)

Full-time position available on or after March 15, 2022 in the Office of Academic Technology.

Under the direction of the Director of Academic Technology or designee, the Instructional Designer provides academic tools support to faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent will serve as a resource for academic applications of technology for teaching and learning; as well as to provide training and development support to faculty and staff. The focus of this position is balanced between the technical functions of educational technologies, while also advancing pedagogically sound best practices.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with virtual and in-person support and consultation on Canvas and other academic technology tool applications.

  • Interact with faculty on a daily basis to assist with academic technology tools consult, learning activities ideas, and enhancement needs.

  • Assist with models and prototypes for student engagements using appropriate software packages, utilities, and product features.

  • Assist with providing assistance with needs analysis and monitoring instructional/research needs on campus; and research on current and emerging educational technology tools in higher education.

  • Assist with training in one-on-on and or group (in-person or virtual) settings.

  • Explore options and to assist in developing new approaches to support faculty.

  • Work closely with OAT staff and FCETL in delivering faculty training.

  • Help identify existing resources to support faculty efforts in innovation and research in teaching.

  • Assist in creating/developing new resources in support of online/hybrid courses and programs.

  • Participate in the creation and management of media and Web development projects.

  • Monitor and follow development of emerging technologies.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining proficiencies in areas of instructional design, educational technology and faculty support: Learning management systems, Web conference services, e-learning tools.

  • Assist in creating and maintaining knowledge base for educational technology tools at Stan State; both for end-users and internal documentation.

  • Assist with the creation of multimedia videos that meet academic and administrative goals.

  • Assist with creating multimedia educational technology materials that incorporate all technical and media elements.

  • Assist in editing multimedia and/or computer-based interactive instructional applications and materials that include such elements as moving video, sound, and text for faculty workshops/training.

  • Assist with the writing, developing, and publishing of training guides, video-based training material and web-based training material.

  • Participate in meetings with the Office of Academic Technology, regularly attend and contribute as a committee member and other university academic or technology committees as assigned.

  • Participate in CSU system-wide planning and coordinating activities relating to teaching and learning and other system-wide projects as assigned

  • Assist with division-wide projects and initiatives.

  • Participate in campus activities closely related to responsibilities listed above.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Entry to this classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with course building and delivery using Canvas.

  • Two years of experience or education equivalent with educational technology responsibilities in higher education.

  • Some teaching experience.

  • Master's degree in educational technology or instructional design

  • Proven self-starter with effective decision-making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to give and take constructive feedback in a professional manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to read communication styles and elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources across the university.

  • An understanding of multimedia systems, digital production, and video/podcast creations.

  • Experience administering and training others on LMS and related software and applications.

  • Ability to assist faculty with face-to-face, hybrid and on-line instructions using LMS and related software.

  • Ability to analyze and assist in finding solutions for issues related to the use of LMS.

  • Ability to communicate technical, production and instructional design concepts in understandable terms.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to stay calm and focused in difficult customer service situations.

  • Experience with Quality Matters.

  • Previous professional experience working in a higher education environment.

  • Online course development and teaching experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with time management, and the ability to meet milestones and deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and manipulate audio and video files, visual designs, and the ability to story board.

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas).

  • One to three years of related experience in a combination of instructional and curriculum design, development and implementation of on-line, hybrid or blended courses.

  • Ability to design, develop, and implement instructional applications.

  • Knowledge of Blackboard Ally or equivalent accessibility tool for course material.

  • Knowledge of Web-based instructional and editing software, presentation packages.

  • Knowledge of copyright laws and industry standards.

  • Proficiency in multimedia tools, social media, and mobile technologies.

  • Knowledge of the pedagogical field and best practices in teaching and learning.

  • Customer-centric approach to service delivery.

  • Ability to discuss general e-learning attributes, capabilities, and features; High level of digital fluency.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with a diverse campus community.

  • Knowledge of educational technology, technological tools, and the techniques for creation of digital instructional materials.

  • Knowledge and experience with academic technologies such as those for screen capture, quiz creation, digital media technologies, and cloud-based collaboration tools.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide appropriate support.

  • Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications, including campuswide systems and multimedia environments.

  • Proficiency using standard software packages.

  • Ability to analyze data requirements and research data availability and access methods.

  • Knowledge of training theory and practices, assist in the development and delivery of technical training and user documentation.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in working with users and assist in interpreting those needs and provide appropriate solutions.

  • Knowledge of instructional design theories and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate instructional software, courseware development and multimedia applications.

  • Ability to develop and create multimedia/video productions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with users to effectively identify and efficiently meet their requirements.

Special Conditions
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to travel across campus between buildings several times per day.

  • Ability to work at a desk and operate a computer for up to 8 hours a day.

Salary Range
Anticipated salary will be $3,470 - $4,164 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Info Tech Consultant 12 Mo range: $3,470 - $6,681 per month)

Compensation & Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit 9) Benefits Summary:

How to Apply
To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

Application Deadline
OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 14, 2022 (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

Criminal Background Clearance Notice
Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Additional Information
Campus & Area
California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Clery Act Disclosure

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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